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Anejo

Anejo Restaurant 2116 4 St SW, Calgary, AB T2S 1W7 (587) 353-2656 www.anejo.ca

Anejo Restaurant
2116 4 St SW, Calgary, AB T2S 1W7
(587) 353-2656
http://www.anejo.ca

Anejo is the perfect spot to hit up if you are looking for authentic, fresh and gluten-friendly Mexican cuisine. They offer something for everyone including table side guacamole, a Mexican take on a rib eye steak, and eight plus kinds of tacos with all being gluten free with the exception of the fish and calamari as they are breaded and fried before hand just be sure to ask for a corn tortilla instead of the flour.

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Very allergen friendly, this restaurant features labeling for gluten, and lactose on their menus so those who need to steer clear of dairy can navigate easily.

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Something to check out for the best value would be their ‘halfy hour’ which is all week, from 3-5 p.m. which their tacos are half price and so are their amazing margaritas which are made with fresh ingredients (no high fructose corn syrups or sweetness here) and shaken not blended.

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Still curious and want to know more? you can easily find their menu, and more information here: http://www.anejo.ca

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Homemade GF Beauty

Gluten-Free beauty products can be expensive and difficult to find and not always the most natural in their ingredients! So I have decided to share a few of my favourite beauty recipes that are 100% GF and will leave you feeling positively radiant!

Deep Cleanse Facial Scrub

You will need:
1 tablespoon of natural,unpasteurized honey (I use presidents choice, its also organic and inexpensive however if you want to go local check out Buzz Honey (https://www.facebook.com/buzzhoney for info on where to find them and their products)
1 tablespoon of gluten-free baking soda (I use bobs red mill brand (http://www.bobsredmill.com/)
3 tablespoons of plain yogurt

Mix all these ingredients in a bowl and get scrubbing for beautiful skin! The honey is naturally antibacterial, when coupled with the natural scrubbing power of baking soda it banishes acne the clean way!

Gluten Free Hot Oil Conditioner

Simply warm coconut oil for 2-3 minutes in the microwave (I buy mine at costco for $17.99/54 ounces making it super cost effective for use in beauty http://www.carringtonfarms.com/organic-extra-virgin-coconut-oil-12-oz-tub-54-oz-bottle/
Massage into hair and scalp and leave in for 15 minutes or up to over night for truly unruly hair. Be sure to rinse thoroughly and enjoy gluten free tame hair.

Gluten Free All Natural Body Polish

Take 5-6 medium sized strawberries, 1/2 cup of sugar, 1 tbs. of olive oil
Mash strawberries with sugar and olive oil, rub over any rough areas (knees, elbows, feet, legs) and rinse with water.
*ensure sugar is gluten-free (check cross for contamination)

Moisturizing Bath Oil 

Take 3 tablespoons of coconut oil and 5-10 drops of any one of your favourite essential oils (I love eucalyptus or lavender) and add to hot running bath water, stirring the water until the coconut oil is melted. Step in a soak away dry skin! (Eden in the Calgary Farmers Market sells wonderful essential oils and oil blends.) http://www.calgaryfarmersmarket.ca/vendors/eden_essentials/

Breakfast: Skinny Tea Detox Approved

These breakfasts were prepared according to the suggested guidelines on the eating plan for the skinny tea detox (www.skinnytea.com)

Please note I only did the 7 day detox therefor I did not have the opportunity to make that many different breakfast formations. If anyone has any yummy breakfast ideas please send them to me via the Contact page on my blog 🙂

Oatmeal with Bananas, Honey and Greek Yogurt 

1/2 cup of pure quick cook oats (aka gluten free oats) combined with 1 cup of water, microwave on high for two minutes and allow to stand for 1 minute more after cooking is done. Drizzle with 1 tablespoon of honey, slice one banana and top with 2 healthy tablespoons of plain, unsweetened greek yogurt.

Greek Yogurt with Morning Glory Granola

Take a 1 cup of plain, unsweetened greek yogurt adding 1-2 tablespoons of honey and top with my Morning Glory Granola recipe (using unsweetened dried cranberries instead and ensuring all the seeds and nuts used are unsalted)

Fruit Salad topped with Greek Yogurt and Flax

Cut up 1-2 cups of assorted fruits (pineapple, grapes, strawberries, blueberries, papaya, watermelon, kiwi fruit) and top with plain unsweetened greek yogurt and a tablespoon of flax seed (this is optional) however it will add some additional flavour and healthy fats.

Rice Cakes, All natural peanut butter and Banana & Strawberries

Take rice cakes, add all natural peanut butter, and add sliced bananas and strawberries to the tops! (this makes an excellent snack during the day too, omit banana if its later in the day-this will help with the weight loss)

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